MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Brant Mawdsley heads the Orillia branch of People First of Ontario, a group that provides support and advocacy for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Putting people first

Brant Mawdsley wants to help people with intellectual and physical disabilities become champions for their own rights -- as someone who knows well wh

Gisele Winton Sarvis photo John Fisher, Provincial Park superintendent in Wasaga Beach oversees not only the beaches, but Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and the Nancy Island Historic site. Fisher feels comfortable about meeting the challenges the park faces.

Managing the Beach: Q&A

Great summer weather has had people flocking the world's largest freshwater beach earlier in the season and in greater numbers.

nnisfil farmer Lisa Peterson has a chat with one of her rock cornish meat birds. Her grass and grain-fed birds from Stone Horse Farm are available to area consumers who are looking to know more about the benefits of locally grown products.IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

Chickens getting fresh air

INNISFIL — Lisa Peterson likes to know where her food comes from and she thinks other Barrie-area consumers feel the same way.